By Abdullahi Alhassan, Kaduna
The Northern Consensus Movement of Nigeria have Fault the zoning of Senate President to the South -South zone by some All progressive Congress (APC) Central working Committe describing the action as unacceptable.
Speaking at a Press Conference in Kaduna President of the amalgamated group,Dr,Awwal Aliyu Abdullahi, said
The APC had zoned the Senate President to the South-South which contribute second to the last in the zonal contribution of the victory for APC in 2023 Presidential election to worsen the situation it was zoned to PDP winning state, Akwa Ibom where PDP had 214,012 votes against APC with 160,620 votes.
“The zoning of principal officers for the 10th National Assembly by the APC’s National Working Committee (NWC), is against the wishes of the majority of Nigerians that cast their votes for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in anticipation of compensation of the labour or the suffering encountered during electioneering campaigning which gave the APC candidate,His Excellency, Senator Ahmed Asiwaju Bola Tunubu winning vote above others Presidential candidates.
“It’s alleged that, the NASS Clerk may amend rules on inauguration day as directed and the NWC of APC will be at the venue during the election that day, thinking that their presence can intimidate lawmakers as they make last-minute moves to elect their leaders and to protect the interest of their electorates and regions.
The President of the 10th Senate should come from North West, being the highest producer of votes that gave APC the winning, the second contributor has already held the position of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and we’re calling for the NWC of APC to please consider our request to allow the democratic principles and ethics of majority carry the board to prevail, not to strangle the North and place us at disadvantaged stage which our unborn children will never forgive us.
“It’s clear that, the Northern Nigeria produces the highest votes in the just concluded 2023 Presidential election with over five million five hundred thousand votes out of over eight million seven hundred thousand winning votes to President-elect of APC Ahmed Asiwaju Bola Tunubu.
Dr Awwal further explained “For clarity, fairness and justice to the entire North which produces the highest votes, the need to allow the democratic process, ethics and principles to prevail in the cause of electing Principal officers for the 10th Assembly.
The North Central that produced third winning vote with over one million seven hundred thousand votes were totally forgotten in the compensation of their suffering of the campaigning rewards.
Therefore, the NCM has always spoken for the majority of the Northerners and resolved to consider anointing and we are in support of His Excellency, Abdulaziz Abubakar Yari as the President of the 10th Senate.
He maintained that” In the 2023 Presidential election the need to consider the contribution made by zones is very paramount not imposition of individual minority votes on the majority for selfish interest of the few, the North West produced the highest votes with over two million seven hundred thousand, followed by South West with over two million two hundred thousand votes, followed by North Central with over one million seven hundred thousand votes, followed by North East with over one million one hundred thousand votes, followed by South South with over seven hundred thousand votes and the least among all the zones is South East with over one hundred thousand votes respectively.